Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day
Baby (deciduous) teeth are important for eating, speaking and building self-confidence. Baby teeth are also important for holding space for adult (permanent) teeth.
For babies and infants, use a soft cloth or small toothbrush with a tiny smear of adult/family tooth paste.
For children over 5 years old, use a soft tooth brush with a pea-sized drop of adult/family toothpaste.
Children under 7 years old need help from an adult to brush their teeth.
By starting healthy habits early, your child can have healthy teeth to last a lifetime. Start cleaning teeth as soon as they start appearing (around 4 ½ months old), choose sugar-free snacks and drink water to help prevent tooth decay.